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  1. Introduce strongly typed bindings

    When you create a {Binding}, the "Path" property is a string. This means no intellisense, no compile time check. A great enhancement would be to write a lambda expression in the XAML, just like in ASP.NET MVC Views. We would have compile time errors instead of run time errors, and support for refactoring.

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    • More controls

      - Numeric updown
      - Sidebar
      - More navigation controls (sidebars)
      - Explorer bars

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      • Native support for video capture and video streaming.

        It would be nice to have the ability to support a Video capture device natively. Currently you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get this running via DirectShow interop or MediaPlayer ActiveX. I'm thinking of applications like Media players, PVR/DVR functionality, broadcast, etc that can be manipulated in WPF 3D and transforms.

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        • Add multi-selection support in ListCollectionView (and friends)

          A ListCollectionView keeps a "SelectedItem" to track selected item in a collection, it would be really nice to extend it so it also has a "SelectedItems"-observablecollection that tracks more than one 1 item. And of course keep "SelectedItem" for the "most selected item" kind of.

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          • Multithreaded Panels

            Sometimes you want a part of the UI to update seamlessly in parallell to what the rest of the UI thread is doing. The only way to achieve this right now is to have a topmost window running on a different thread.

            It would be great if there was a Panel Control that could run in a separate thread instead

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            • Provide native support for MEF, in particular for composing XAML elements

              At the moment, XAML elements cannot be natively exported or imported as composable MEF parts, but I would like to see much better use of MEF in the WPF framework. MEF could also be baked into the commanding infrastructure and other parts of the framework

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              • backstage

                Add a Backstage View to the WPF Ribbon, like what's in Office 2010

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                • Make MarkupExtension an interface so classes can be DependencyObjects with Attached Properties

                  MarkupExtension should be an interface. Then extensions could be DependencyObjects and thereby support attached properties

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                  • provide built-in docking, ribbon, customizable toolbar/menu/keyboard support! as the goodies in vc++

                    latest vc++ versions comes with a powerful GUI suite, including what i've mentioned in the title, and skinning support, tabbed document support, etc...
                    but how about the managed world? if microsoft could provide these ASAP, it'll greatly boost WPF's acceptance and bring more people to desktop development.

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                    • INotifyPropertyChanged is not needed

                      The compiler can be smart enough to automatically add notifications whenever a property is used as a binding source, or in any other situation where notifications are appropriate..

                      INotifyPropertyChanged would still be available for use if explicit notifications are needed.

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                        Thank you for your feedback on this idea. We have reviewed this and we will not be able to complete this suggestion in the foreseeable future.
                        Harikrishna Menon
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                      • WPF Datagrid Tab to new row after editing

                        This problem has been around for a long time and it would be nice to see it fixed in the next version of WPF

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                        • iobserveable

                          Make Async/Await more usable inn WPF/XAML

                          Classes should be able to implement bindable properties which return Task<>.
                          All WPF controls should implement IObservable

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                          • Make Cider designer hostable

                            like WF and WinForms make VS designer hostable

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                            • Easier control template customization

                              In many cases a simple change to the appearance of a control requires the wholesale replacement of the control template. It seems like there needs to be a more granular method to customizing the control without having to copy and edit the entire control template. It is not always clear what parts of a control template the control depends on such that replacing the template leads to subtle bugs in the controls behavior or display.

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                              • 2 votes
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                                • Direct X and Media Foundation Support

                                  Support for Web Cam, DVD, Blu Ray, TV Tuner, Radio, All the great stuff we loved in direct show and all future features we will love in media foundation. Bring it to the .net WPF world a little easier!

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Create some 3D controls

                                    Make use of the 3d capabilites in WPF with some 3D controls. Put them in the WPF Toolkit if you dont want them in the Main .Net trunk for now. It's fluff, but some fluff is nice now and then. Transitions, front/back controls, etc.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Create a StrokeGradient Brush

                                      Create a stroke gradient brush. For example ... like Charles Petzold has simulated in his blog entry: http://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2009/02/Graphical-Paths-with-Gradient-Colors.html

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                                      • ChildWindow

                                        I really wished that WPF had the child usercontrol template like in sliverlight

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                                        • Auto-generate ViewModel interface from {Binding} expressions

                                          Have the XAML designer automatically generate an interface for the ViewModel based on the Binding expressions in the XAML. This would give the MVVM pattern better type-safety and eliminate data binding errors.

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